Switched from desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) to generic apri. Are there any differences?

Yes. Generic versions of medications are usually fine, but they are not identical. The fda allows for a modest degree of difference in "bioequivalence". Essentially, a generic medication is allowed to be sold if it is between 80% - 125% of the brand name medication. Most generic medications are fine for most people, but there is always some percentage of patients for whom they are different.

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How long does it take apri desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) birthcontrol to start being effective?

Depends on start dat. If you start it the sunday after your period starts, it will be effective immediately (that cycle). If you start it an any other time, it won't be effective until after your next period. Read more...

Is it safe to switch my birthcontrol from ortho evera to desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

Yes! Many people switch birth control methods.Better to switch and still be protected than to stop one method and need to start again. See http://www.Reproductiveaccess.Org/fact_sheets/switching_bc.Htm about how to still be protected when switching. Read more...

I only took desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) for 3 months. If I am experiencing symptoms of stopping the pill, how long until they stop?

What symptoms? Only "symptom" of stopping Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) (http://www.Drugs.Com/desogen.Html) is ability to get pregnant which can be as immediate as next month. If you don't want to get pregnant, go back to prescribing doctor and ask for more Desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) (if you liked it) or another option. If you're not in a mutually monogamous relationship, make him wear a condom (unless you want to get pregnant) to lower risk of stds. Read more...

What are your experiences with desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel)?

No issues. Can't recall a patient who said they had any problems with it - but every woman's response is individualized. Read more...

How long after taking desogen (ethinyl estradiol and desogestrel) is it okay to have unprotected sex?

Depends on start. Combination pills you may start the combination pill at any time. If you start within five days after the start of your period, you are protected against pregnancy right away. You will not need to use a backup method of birth control. You should also employ safe sex practices (use condoms). Read more...